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two stories breaking right now. first a bombshell that broke up the former first couple of california. "the los angeles times" saying arnold schwarzenegger has a secret child. i'm christine romans. protecting the queen on a historic visit to ireland. police say they defused one bomb and were forced to check out another suspicious device on this "american morning." >> good morning. >> good tuesday morning. >> great to be with you. ali is -- a little under the weather today. we'll see him tomorrow. >> for sure. a lot of news to follow including a story developing out
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of l.a. this morning. >> it was unbelievable to even hear this morning, but yes, according to the los angeles times, quite a bombshell this morning they're breaking a story out of california that the former governor, arnold schwarzenegger, admitted fathering a child with a former member of his household staff and that is why the marriage broke up. schwarzenegger says it happened over a decade ago, but that he only told his wife maria shriver, after he left office earlier this year. >> that's when shriver moved out of their brentwood mansion. she has not commented. schwarzenegger says he has no excuses for his behavior, he's sorry for the hurt he caused his wife and children. casey wian is live in los angeles this morning. when the couple announced they would be splitting and living separately but didn't say they would be divorced but tongues were wagging, why now. now we have the answer. >> absolutely. it's hard to believe that schwarzenegger could become even more controversial after his two terms as california governor, than he was during, but he has.
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"the los angeles times" as you mentioned reporting before he ran for office in 2003, schwarzenegger fathered a child with a member of his household staff. according to a statement he gave the paper, quote, after leaving the governor's office, i told my wife about this event which occurred over a decade ago. i understand and deserve the feelings of anger and disappointment among my friends and family. there are no excuses and i take full responsibility for the hurt i have caused. i have apologized to maria, my children and my family. i am truly sorry. it was only a week ago that schwarzenegger and his wife maria shriver announced they had separated after 25 years of marriage. then they said in a joint statement, at this time we are living apart while we work on the future of our relationship. that relationship was clearly strained during schwarzenegger's run for governor when several women came forward and claimed the actor groped them. schwarzenegger then apologized and shriver stood by her
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husband. the so-called govern ator took office amid promises of reforming california's notoriously gridlocked government but when he left there were record budget deficits and low approval ratings. >> you know the other thing that people are remarking on today, how was he able to keep this a secret for ten years? an entire decade and only have it be known only to his immediate family, at least what it appears, ten years later? >> some of the things "the los angeles times" is reporting including the fact that schwarzenegger has apparently according to one source been providing financial support for this child and also the former household employee who the paper is not naming, said that she wanted to put in her 20 years, survive 20 years of working for the couple. she did that and retired from their employ about two years ago. that's about all we know. >> casey wian from los angeles, thanks so much. the schwarzenegger stunner leads us to our question of the day. we want to know if a politici
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politician's private transgressions matter to their public life. >> tell us what you think. e-mail us, tweet us or go to our blog or facebook. we will be reading your comments later in the hour. to the case sending shock waves around the world, the head of the international monetary fund, dominique strauss-kahn is behind bars in new york city charged with trying to rape a hotel maid. at his arraignment yesterday, a judge ordered strauss-kahn held without bail saying the 62-year-old considered a frontrunner until now to be the next president of france saying he is a flight risk. he was arrested on a plane moments before takeoff for paris. and right now, he's locked up at new york city's notorious rikers island in an 11 by 13 foot cell, separated from the general population. a defense disagrees but prosecutors say there is strong evidence to back the victim's story. >> restrained a hotel employee inside of his room. he sexually assaulted her and attempted to forcibly rape her
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when he was unsuccessful he forced her to perform oral sex on him. >> he is presumed innocent and this is a very defensible case. there are significant issues he with have already found with the preliminary investigation and in our judgment makes it likely he might ultimately be exonerated. >> dominique strauss-kahn will be back in court friday. our deb feyerick has been following the story and joins us with the latest this morning. >> i can tell you as you said this is a man who could have been the president of france if polls are correct. he has gone from the height of his career to the very depths but his lawyer says forensic evidence will not be consistent with a crime that suggests this was a forcible act. remember, he is charged with attempted rape after the chamber maid went into the hotel room and apparently when she was in there, he attempted to grope her and force himself on her. now, the alibi, dominique strauss-kahn's alibi, that right now is under investigation. his lawyer says one of the reasons he was hurrying to the
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airport was not because he was actually trying to get away from the scene, but, in fact, because he had lunch with his daughter and then had a scheduled flight, a flight that was scheduled weeks before this incident ever took place. the judge did deny bail. she said the fact he was at jfk suggests to her that, in fact, there was nothing that could keep him in new york city. his lawyer argued otherwise saying he has a daughter here, he has a house in georgetown, still the judge set -- denied bail. i spoke to a former prosecutor who says probably the bail issue will be renewed at the next hearing, but right now he is charged with criminal sexual acts in the first degree, attempted rape in the first degree along with a handful of other charges, but his lawyer saying this is defensible and possibly they will be exonerated. meanwhile more is coming out on this poor woman that apparently she's a religious woman, devout woman, and she has a teenage daughter and from a french speaking part of west africa. >> wow. you know there have been others
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asking about that flight risk, the questions about that flight risk, people saying look what happened with roman polanski. france and the u.s. don't have extradition agreements. >> not when it comes to sex crimes. again, this is a man who has so many resources behind him, he has millions of dollars and so he could have technically if he has nothing to keep him in france now, it seems his reputation is certainly not intact he could have gone anywhere and disappeared. >> there are those in france who see that perp walk, new york police department, nypd tradition and they're outraged by that. in france you are presumed innocent until proven guilty as the case here, but they say you would not see something like that of a public figure in france until convicted of a crime. they say the united states is cruelty. >> not even politicians. isn't it a crime to publish photos of people in handcuffs if
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they have not been -- >> in certain countries. i spoke to a former prosecutor of sex crimes, does this appear to be a rush to judgment, was this an overly aggressive move going to the airport, getting him off the plane since you have what amounts to an allegation and this former prosecutor said no, it's not. they really had no alternative. once this chamber maid filed charges against this man saying this happened, she went straight to report this, when she told her bosses they called the police, the police called special victims unit, they had no alternative because he was set to leave the country. they did what they felt was right. his lawyer says, look, this is a man who actually called hotel security to say look, i've forgotten my phone, could you bring it to the airport for me. and when he did that, police said, tell him we'll bring it to him and that's when he was taken off the plane. >> deb feyerick, thanks. in the 7:00 hour, deb will talk to a prosecutor turned crime novelist, linda fairstein,
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about the especially trained new york detectives who captured the imf chief before he could leave the country. talking about pakistan now, they've agreed to return the tail section of the stealth chopper that crashed during the osama bin laden raid. that exchange is cannot expected to happen today. navy s.e.a.l.s were forced to blow up the helicopter trying to destroy any evidence after a mechanical malfunction. but the tail section has remained intact. senator john kerry is in pakistan, the head of the foreign senate relations committee announcing the deal to bring the wreckage home, calling it step number one towards easing tensions of these countries. secretary of state hillary clinton will be heading to pakistan soon. a date for that visit hasn't been says. the state department says she will conduct discussions to improve cooperation between the two countries. it is a strained relationship, senator kerry's visit there paving the way for that tail section of that chopper to come back, but a lot of work to be
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done on this relationship. >> absolutely. in libya now, explosions and flames lighting up the night sky in tripoli. the government says nato air strikes targeted two key buildings downtown. one was the government's anti-corruption headquarters and the other across the street, housed the head of tripoli's police force. no word yet on casualties and no comment from nato. seven weeks after a san francisco giants fan suffered a traumatic brain injury in a brutal attack outside dodgers stadium the lapd is expected to hold a news conference with new details about the persons of interest in this case. the attack happened in the parking lot on opening day. the victim, bryan stow, remains unconscious and in critical condition. the 42-year-old paramedic and father of two, was taken out of a medically induced coma yesterday and moved to a hospital closer to his home. brace yourself for a busy summer in the skies. the air transport association's annual forecast predictions showing that u.s. airlines will carry 206 million passengers from next month through august.
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that's about 34,000 more per day than last year. that's still substantially below the all-time peak back in 2007 before the recession hit. if you got used to getting a little extra leg room or elbow room. >> don't get used to it. >> the planes were crowded. oh well. that's changing. might be crowded in the space shuttle "endeavour." i think they have a lot of equipment up there. rocketing towards tomorrow's rendezvous with the international space station. it's "endeavour's" first full day in space on its last mission ever. we're getting a whole new look at yesterday's launch. a woman aboard a delta flight over florida took this video of "endeavour" breaking through the cloud cover heading for space. you saw the liftoff from here, live on cnn, and then here's this woman taking a delta flight over florida and sees this and snaps it on her phone and wow. >> that's pretty cool. a unique perspective. a little bit of a bonus in the skies. let's check in with jacqui jeras, she's got a look at the morning headlines. it was nice enough for them to be able to do that launch.
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>> only a 70% go for the weather. good thing everything turned out. not looking great for flights in the northeast and mid-atlantic by the way. it's bringing in heavy rain showers along with strong gusty winds, could be as much as 20, 30 miles per hour this afternoon. flooding could be expected here as two to four inches is expected and in addition to that we're expecting some coastal flooding and that happens when we get these strong winds coming in off the coast, combined with high tide, we've got that full moon tonight so be aware that some of that water is going to be moving up on to the shoreway. also a few of those storms could be severe this afternoon, so say from philadelphia down into parts of north carolina, the nation's midsection looking great today, though, over the flood areas of the mississippi valley. very dry weather. we've had a nice dry stretch and that's going to continue and out west take a look at that, that's not a typo on my map today. mountain snow. we could see as much as two feet in the sierra in the next 24
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hours. real potent system out there. temperature wise, we're coolish in the west as well as into the east. staying very warm across parts of the south. 81 today in dallas. christine and kiran, back to you. >> thank you, jacqui. still ahead we'll be talking more about the weather. the mississippi river closed to boat traffic in some areas because of the swelling river. also louisiana getting flooded bracing for what's to come there. we'll have the latest on the flooding. >> apple addicts listen up, will there be an iphone 5. everything you wanted it to know about the next generation of iphone we'll have it right after the break.
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fin noll la sweeney is live for us in dublin. what's the latest on this? >> well, there's more than one bomb hoax. that bomb hoax you're talking about was last night when police received a tip-off and an ied on a private bus carrying 30 people into dublin. it was defused. as we speak there is another bomb alert this time north of the irish border in bell fast. it's thought that irish republican dissidents will try to disrupt the queen's visit, something like $42 million being spent on security over the next few days in the run up to president obama's visit here next monday. money well spent says the irish government because they want to boost ireland's profile amid the backdrop of a serious economic decline in recent years. on the queen's agenda when she arrives here she will go visit the irish president, go to the garden of remembrance and lay a wreath for those who died in the
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1916 easter rising. this is very much a healing visit seen on the part of the british and irish authorities. she will go later this week to croke park, the site of a massacre of 14 people at an irish gaelic football game at the height of the war of independence when ireland was fighting for its independence when british army personnel went into a game as it was taking place in the stadium, killing 14 people in retall rags for the killing of 14 british intelligence officers. she will attend a state banquet tomorrow night here at dublin castle and people will be watching her every word she has to say. >> we'll check in with you throughout the day, thanks so much. the coast guard closing a 15-mile stretch of the mississippi river, no word on when they're going to reopen it. it's an area near natchez, mississippi, off limits to all traffic and water levels they say are too high and dangerous right now to reopen it. >> in louisiana the army corps of engineers has opened 11 gates
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in the morganza spillway. about 2500 people, 2,000 structures are in the path of these floodwaters. louisiana governor bobby jindal mobilizing 1100 national guard members to get ahead of the worst of the flooding an at the angola state prison the country's largest maximum security facility, 3500 inmates are being evacuated, many helping with sandbagging efforts to keep the water out if they can. that's the hope. it's unclear whether they will be able to keep it back. >> rob marciano is in melville, louisiana, where evacuation orders came down on sunday. hey, rob. >> good morning, guys. they are concerned that this is going to rival the flood of 1973, at least in this town where a number of homes and parts of businesses were flooded out. like many towns in this area, there's protective levee, you either live inside that protective levee or you don't. the folks who live inside it are not protected going to have problems for sure. the spillway as you mentioned opened up to 11 gates. they may open more of that.
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it's been a slow progress of seeing this water make its way down through the atchafalaya basin. as a matter of fact, but as you go north towards the red river, we have flooding up there as well. simms fort yesterday, a number of homes flooded in that area. now, with the water heading down to the south, we've got revised river crest dates and this is turning in to be a longer event than we want or anticipated. down in butte larose the river not expected to crest there until the 24th. a full week from now. we've been reporting for the past several days, most residents there have at least partially evacuated, maybe coming back to check on their homes every once in a while. most of that town has been told to evacuate. morgan city they're forecast to crest on the 25th. so eight days from now. and then our friends up to the north in vicksburg and natchez, they've got crests coming in the coming days as well. if there's one little sliver of
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optimism or hope i should say, and it may be unwarranted, guys, we've had a fairly dry spring here, about nine inches below normal as far as the amount of rain we should have had since january 1st and there may be a little bit of absorption from this -- in this flood way and that's the hope as this water slowly makes its way downstream. but with these rivers, the water not expected to crest for a full week now in some of these spots it's going to be another excruciately long wait for that to happen and then with the water making that sort of pressure across the levee system for that long of time the question is can those levees hold and that's been the question for the past couple weeks. so far with a lot of maintenance, it's been successful. guys? >> all right. thanks so much, rob. up next, coming up soon on "american morning," get ready to dig a little deeper if you're looking to buy a new car. we'll tell you how much prices are rising and why and what you can do about it. >> where do you put that car? well there's an iphone app to
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top stories this morning, breaking news overnight. arnold schwarzenegger's stunning confession, "the los angeles times" is reporting that he admitted fathering a child with a former member of his household staff. schwarzenegger tells the paper it happened over a decade ago, but he only told his wife maria shriver after he left office earlier this year and that led to their split. that leads us to our question of the day. we want to know if a politician's private transgressions matter to their public life? tell us what you think. you can e-mail us, tweet us, go to our blog or find us on facebook. we will be reading your comments throughout the show. >> i think it's hilarious. they seem to be split along gender lines if you know what i
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mean. >> they really do. i'm stunned. keep sending them in to see if our informal -- >> informal theories hold true. in jail with no bail, a man in charge of billions of dollars of the world's money waking up on rikers island this morning. the judge in new york denying bail for imf chief dominique strauss-kahn. police say that he chased a hotel maid down the hall of his new york suite and sexually assaulted her. the judge said strauss-kahn is a flight risk after he was arrested on a plane to paris. strauss-kahn has pleaded not guilty in his court appearance. new fallout from the raid that killed bin laden. pakistan now says it will return the top secret tail fragment of the helicopter left behind in that raid. senator john kerry made the announcement from pakistan calling it step number one. he also said secretary of state clinton will visit the country. so will the move by pakistan help ease some of the tensions of late between the two nations. joining us is jamie ruben, former assistant u.s. secretary of state and editor of the
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bloomberg view. >> good morning, ladies. >> it looks like two weeks later, what does it mean two weeks later pakistan is saying they are willing to return that piece of tail from the downed chopper? >> from the united states' perspective that's obviously good news. we feared it would probably fall into the hands of the chinese, would be the principle country we wouldn't to get at it. whether the chinese got access to it in the last two weeks or not, i personally don't know. i would guess so. but the point here is that the united states and pakistan are now returning to the pattern of big crisis occurs, something terrible happens, we believe, you know, they knew or should have known that bin laden was in their country, a lot of back and forth, and now back to the normal u.s./pakistani relationship, which has this problem where the united states believes that the pakistan government is playing a double game. on the one hand, supporting
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afghan taliban that are in pakistan that go into afghanistan, kill our troops, face off against afghan forces, on the other hand pakistan is an ali of ours in counterterrorism when it comes to terrorists within pakistan. so this is the pattern. it's been going on for many, many years. it's good that we've gotten over this hump and that they are trying to tone things down. >> what's -- i mean i think you're absolutely right about the chinese getting a peek at that. many of the defense analyst and aviation buffs assumed china has had a look at this already. what is the significance of secretary of state hillary clinton going? is that a good thing to return to the old pattern? >> i think her trip had been planned. i think the new development from senator kerry's trip is probably more the helicopter being returned than the secretary of state's trip. i think that was on the books and is still on the books. that's going to be part of the
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challenge the administration faces, to see whether this stark reality we faced of having osama bin laden inside pakistan, near an army base, where he should have been known to the pakistanis, if he wasn't. it is an issue that many believe should change u.s./pakistani relations. >> to your point about that, the double game your referred to the notion of sort of this complicity in allowing these troops to sort of weave their way back and forth between pakistan and afghanistan and fight against our soldiers. some breaking news this morning that nato helicopters and jets from afghanistan actually fired on a pakistani border post and apparently two pakistani soldiers were killed in this incident. some key supply routes, obviously, for -- into afghanistan for the u.s. what does this do? what does the impact of actually -- >> a fire fight. >> yeah. >> a real fire fight will probably mean that the military to military discussions between the united states and nato
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countries and pakistan are going to be that much tougher. the general who really in many respects on security matters runs the country, has started to signal he wants to get back to the normal u.s./pakistani relationship. that they need us. up to then pakistanis were mostly expressing outrage, the senior officials that the united states had entered their territory without permission. but i think if they realize and are starting to say they need us and we certainly the administration believes needs pakistan in counterterrorism corporation, these fire fights make things difficult but they're going to be worked through. >> the president will give a key speech about the middle east and policy in the u.s. and there's a feeling among some that the u.s. took a back seat to the arab spring and that actually syria and iran have been able to use this to their advantage and the united states is left playing defense. what can he illustrate to the american people about how this has strengthened the american role in the middle east the arab
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spring, or has it not? >> i think it will be a tough speech to write, to deliver, to achieve the objective, because generally what you're trying to do is show the public, the world, that the united states has a strategic plan for dealing with this dramatic new development of democratic movements across the middle east. when the reality is, that the administration has handled each one differently. sometimes for good reason, sometimes reactive, whatever, they've handled them differently. it's hard to have general principles when you approach libya and syria so differently, one going to war, the other seeming to ac kwee asin the crackdown somehow. it's a difficult speech to give. but in the end i think the president will rise to the occasion. in the long run, however, the dialog between the congress, the public, the president, on these new changes in the arab spring,
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are -- is going to continue because many do believe as you've said that he's been too reactive. >> real quick clarification, in the latest back and forth on the border, the two pakistani soldiers were injured, my mistake. >> not killed. >> one last spring where two were killed. this fighting taking place between two supposed allies is troublesome. >> absolutely. there have been times where u.s. and pakistani forces have shot at each other before along this border. the whole issue of resupplying our forces in afghanistan is where pakistan is crucial and so i don't know the circumstances of this fire fight, but i would say that it looks like in general, both washington and islamabad, the pakistani government, are trying to get back to the status quo. some normal relationship. >> jamie rubin, former assistant secretary of state, thank you for joining us. >> still ahead a historic visit to ireland by queen elizabeth
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ii, this would be the first in 100 years of a british monarch, now there are threats against her life. zain verjee has the latest from london. 38 minutes past the hour. [ male announcer ] in 2011, at&t is at work, building up our wireless network all across america. we're adding new cell sites... increasing network capacity, and investing billions of dollars to improve your wireless network experience. from a single phone call to the most advanced data download, we're covering more people in more places than ever before in an effort to give you the best network possible. at&t. rethink possible. sir, can you hear me? just hold the bag. we need a portable x-ray, please! [ nurse ] i'm a nurse. i believe in the power of science and medicine. but i'm also human.
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welcome back. a security scare this morning, threatens queen elizabeth ii's historic visit to ireland today. >> zain verjee is live for us in london. we're told the military had to defuse one bomb and a couple other scares or false alarms. what's going on? >> you know, she's going to arrive at the airport in dublin in about 20 minutes or so, and just hours before, that's what they had to do, they got a
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phoned in tip-off and the security forces basically tracked down a bus on the western side of dublin, they stopped it, they found an explosive device and then they defused that successfully. now there was also one bomb that -- another bomb threat that was called in, but that ended up turning out to be a hoax, and many security analysts are saying, guys, that just expect this right all day today, as well as right through the queen's four-day visit. >> it's going to impact any of the queen's plans and remind us why it's so significant for the queen to be going to ireland? >> this is a really big deal. people have called this a watershed moment, a historic moment, extraordinary, the beginning of a new era. basically, the last time a monarch went to ireland was 100 years ago. her grandfather george v went there when ireland was a british colony, right? there's been so much bad blood between britain and ireland and much of the 20th century, so this is a big deal because it
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indicates that solidifying of the relations, it indicates that peace process that was put in place has been successful. but there are people out there that don't want to see a closer relationship with britain and these are the guys that are planting these bombs and making these bomb threats known as dissident republicans and they don't like the peace deal, don't want to be too close to britain and they're using this as an opportunity to grab the headlines and undermine things because they haven't, frankly, been too relevant the past few years. that's what they're trying to do. >> bottom line, will they disrupt her schedule or is it going on as planned? >> right now it is going on as planned. what they've done is, they have had the biggest security operation ever in ireland. you've got something like 10,000 police and army forces that are all out all over the place. downtown dublin is in total lockdown, about 30 streets or so have been closed off. you've got air, land and sea patrols as well. you know what the price tag is for this operation? it's $42 million.
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so they're trying to disrupt it, but the security out there is pretty intense. there's a ring of steal around the queen in the city as you see. >> that's why they can only do it once every 100 years. it's too expensive. all right, zain. good to see you this morning. everyone can check zain out, by the way, on "world one," it airs on cnn at 5:00 in the morning. thanks. have you been to san francisco trying to find a parking space? >> you love this story. >> i still remember trying to find a parking space. you have an easier time of finding a gold nugget on the ground. >> it's true. >> there's an iphone app apparently designed to help you find a parking space. how this would work, we'll get into that. >> make sure it's the passenger using the iphone not the driver. also in california with arnold schwarzenegger reportedly admitting he fathered a child out of wedlock with a member of his household staff we want to know if a politician's private transgressions matter to their public life. e-mail us, tweet us, go to our
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a quick look at your headlines now. former california governor arnold schwarzenegger telling the "l.a. times" he fathered a child with a member of his household staff more than a decade ago. the paper says that his wife maria shriver moved out of their mansion after he admitted it to her this year. no bail for the powerful international monetary fund head. dominique strauss-kahn remains locked up at new york's rikers island accused of trying to rape a housekeeper at a manhattan hotel. today pakistan will return the tail of a u.s. helicopter that broke down during the raid that killed osama bin laden. navy s.e.a.l.s managed to destroy most of it in an attempt to keep the technology a secret. the coast guard closing a 15-mile stretch of the mississippi river because of dangerously high water levels. spillway gate will likely be open for weeks before the river falls below flood stage. italian prime minister silvio berlusconi back in court for his tax fraud trial amid signs he may be losing his
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popularity. his party suffered sweeping losses in last night's local elections. surprise surprise donald trump says he's not running for president. trump says he is not ready to leave the private sector, saying business is his greatest passion. trump went on to say he's confident if he did run, he would win both the primary and general election. you're caught up on the day's headlines. "american morning" is coming back after this. espresso tampers, filters. it can get really complicated. not nearly as complicated as shipping it, though. i mean shipping is a hassle. not with priority mail flat rate boxes from the postal service. if it fits it ships anywhere in the country for a low flat rate. that is easy. best news i've heard all day! i'm soooo amped! i mean not amped. excited. well, sort of amped. really kind of in between. have you ever thought about decaf? do you think that would help? yeah. priority mail flat rate shipping starts at just $4.95, only from the postal service. a simpler way to ship.
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our top story this morning, the stunning secret kept by arnold schwarzenegger, the former california governor reportedly admitting he fathered a child out of wedlock more than ten years ago with a member of his household staff. according to "the los angeles times," it's a secret he kept from his wife, maria shriver,
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until he left office earlier this year, that's when she moved out of their brentwood mansion. >> it leads us to our question of the day. we want to know if a poll ittition's private transgressions matter to their public life? we've been getting a lot of responses. >> jerry on facebook says i don't care. it is the business of shrivers and the mother of the child and the child. this obsession over celebs and their behavior or lack thereof is no one's business. >> karen says -- actually with leadership comes responsibilities and standards to uphold. these politicians are out of control. the only difference between them and any other teenager is they have the benefit of using taxpayers' money to do their dirt. that's pretty -- we haven't got an ton yet but out of the ones we've gotten, guys are saying, you know, with private is private. >> arnold schwarzenegger gave a statement to "the los angeles times" basically saying, you know, admitting to this and saying i hope that you will respect my family and there are those saying he didn't respect his family in the first place, so that's why -- >> didn't respect the family's
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privacy. pick on me, don't pick on them. >> he has chosen to take his private life public in general so he gets what -- >> he gets all the criticism. >> when you look at the timing he's confirming this at least to the "l.a. times" before he ran for governor. >> that's right. ten years ago. >> keep your comments coming up, e-mail, tweet, facebook. we'll read more of your thoughts throughout the morning. it's 51 minutes past the hour. time to get a check of the weather headlines. jacqui jeras is in the extreme weather center. in this area we're bracing for flooding. >> oh, yeah. you have to watch fourth that. coastal flooding as well as inland flooding and the rivers and streams will be on the rise because the rain has been so heavy. there you can see the showers making their way onshore still and you're going to want to leave a little early if you can for that morning commute because the roadways will be wet, visibility will be limited as well. we have this area of low pressure kind of cut off from the main jetstream and going to sit here for several days continue to bring that moisture inland. we're expecting between two and
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four inches in the next couple days and we could see a few amounts heavier than that. along with that we'll see strong gusty winds and some of these thunderstorms could be severe with large hail and damaging winds. we've already got problems at the airports. look at that, an hour at laguardia. that's people taking off from other airports getting into new york city and philadelphia. looking at delays around 15 minutes. expect boston and d.c. to get in the action later on today as well as some of the florida airports and san francisco. nation's midsection looks good, guys. high and dry, that flooding continues to make its way downstream and we're looking at a cresting in arkansas city. we'll talk about that throughout the hour and rob live in the field for you. >> all right. jacqui jeras, thanks, jacqui. >> if you've ever tried to park your car in new york city or any other city in america you know how difficult it can be to find a spot. i don't bother. >> san francisco really takes the cake. they, though, may have found a solution, those do with your iphone. our dan simon takes a look. >> reporter: finding a place to park in san francisco can be a
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futile effort. >> in this neighborhood it's pretty cut throat. anywhere in the city, it's pretty tough. >> reporter: it figures the bay area, home to the world's greatest technology companies, would offer an innovative solution. except it doesn't come from industry, but city hall. the city of san francisco is offering a free iphone app that can show you in real time how to land a parking spot. these street sensors determine whether or not the space is free. the info gets uploaded to a central computer and relayed to the app. fire it up and you can see the map around you. dark blue means plenty of spots, light blue it's getting tight, red, pretty much forget it. all right. let's see if we can find ourselves a parking spot. how well does it work? sometimes perfectly. the app says on this block there should be two spots available and guess what? there's one of them right there. >> reporter: other times, not so much. still, the city claims its internal testing showed a high
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level of accuracy. >> how accurate is it? >> about 90% accurate. >> reporter: nathaniel runs the city's transportation agency and he says the $20 million project entirely federally funded, is about trying to ease congestion. >> that helps us speed up our transit system, helps us with greenhouse emissions in terms of automobiles circling around. >> reporter: the app has been downloaded more than 12,000 times but there's real concern about whether or not it's creating another problem, california has a no texting law while behind the wheel, and driving while using the app, surely doesn't seem safe. >> we do not encourage people and it's not necessary to constantly look down at your device, looking for a parking spot. >> reporter: still considered a pilot project, the city installed sensors in 7,000 of the city's 24,000 metered parking spaces and 12,000 more in city owned garages. if it works, look for it to expand here and another big cities. dan simon, cnn, san francisco. >> all right.
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so right 134 some of the time, not right some of the time. >> try to use technology to make life a little more easy. >> top stories coming up. also donald trump officially ending his presidential campaign that never really started. now people are saying, wait a minute. that must have been just the biggest publicity stunt ever, but on the flip side, because of his exit, is there more room to talk about some of the more serious candidates. we'll talk about it. >> something none of us thought we would see, queen elizabeth about to arrive in ireland. dublin is a fortress, one bomb has been defused. we'll tell you about the queen's historic visit and the security scares there right after the break. hi. i'm pasha. >> i'm anya from "so you think you can dance" we're traveling in a show called "burn the floor" and we're burning it all over the states. life on tour is condensed. we fly from city to city, we have to rehearse, practice, find
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a shocking confession from arnold schwarzenegger. the former california governor admits to "the los angeles times" he fathered a child with a member of his household staff
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and kept it under wraps for more than ten years. the stunning details ahead on this "american morning." and good morning, everyone. it's tuesday, may 17th. welcome to "american morning." i'm christine romans. >> i'm kiran chetry. ali velshi is off. glad you're with us. up first the startling confession from arnold schwarzenegger this morning. los angeles times reporting the former governor has admitted he fathered a child out of wedlock with a former member of his household staff. >> schwarzenegger says it happened more than a decade ago and he only told his wife, maria shriver, after he left office earlier this year. casey wian is live in los angeles this morning. good morning, casey. i guess now we have the reason for the announcement recently the two were splitting after 25 years of marriage. >> yeah. sure seems pretty clear now. arnold schwarzenegger was a controversial figuring during his two terms as governor of california. now that he's out of office and reportedly trying to revive his acting career he's become the
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subject of some unflattering publicity. "the los angeles times" is reporting this morning that before he ran for office in 2003, schwarzenegger fathered a child with a member of his household staff. according to a statement he gave the paper, quote, after leaving the governor's office, i told my wife about this event which occurred over a decade ago. i understand and deserve the feelings of disappointment and anger among my friends and family. there are no excuses and i take full responsibility for the hurt i have caused. i have apologized to maria, my children and my family. i am truly sorry. now the "times" report the woman worked for the schwarzeneggers 20 years, retiring just in january. only a week ago, schwarzenegger and his wife maria shriver, announced they had separated after 25 years of marriage. that relationship was clearly strained during slschwarzenegge for governor when several women came forward and claimed the actor groepds them.
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schwarzenegger apologized and shriver stood by her husband. schwarzenegger was elected california governor following a recall election that ousted democrat gray davis in 2003. he promised to reform state government and close the budget deficit, but he left with record budget deficits and low approval ratings. christine, kiran? >> he's been very public too. looks like he's trying to relaunch a movie career. not as if he's done with his governorship and walked away. i wonder why this is coming public now? we don't know the timing of this, do we? >> we don't. all we know is about a week ago they announced they had separated. as you mentioned schwarzenegger has been out there. he's been giving speeches and talking about reviving his movie career. we checked a website just a little while ago. schwarzenegger.com. it appears to be genuine, to be the governor. a picture of him sitting there and playing chess and saying, stay tuned for my next move. i don't think this is what he was talking about. >> right. all right.
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casey, thanks so much for clearing it up for us this morning. we appreciate it. also we're asking it as our question of the day. the stunning admission from arnold schwarzenegger. we want to know what you think. what a politician does in their private life matter to their public life. >> e-mail us, tweet us, go to our blog, find us on facebook. so many different ways to weigh in. we will read these comments later in the program. breaking overnight, a bomb square as queen elizabeth ii arrives in ireland. irish authorities say they defused one bomb on a bus and then rushed to the scene of another suspicious device. these are live pictures you're watching of the queen's plane arriving. dublin is on lockdown. it's the first state visit by a sitting british monarch in 100 years. she's being greeted with the red carpet and pomp and circumstance. the irish say there's never been a bigger security operation in the country but certainly as zain verjee was reporting it's a historic visit. the first visit from a sitting monarch in 100 years. >> that's right.
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some of the extremists in the country want to make sure their displeasure is known, which is impetus for these bomb threats and zain also says that her schedule is continuing, regardless of the threats. >> we'll bring you more of that as it unfolds. pakistan has agreed to return the wreckage of the american stealth chopper that crashed during the osama bin laden raid. >> the handoff is expected to happen today. navy s.e.a.l.s blew up the chopper, attempting to destroy any evidence after a mechanical malfunction. the tail section remained intact and the u.s. has been demanding it back for weeks now. stan grant is live in islamabad, pakistan, this morning. why is it significant they're now agreeing to return that piece? >> yeah. because senator kerry came here for a discussion about how to in his words re-set this relationship. this relationship has really been under the microscope since the killing of osama bin laden. many are talking about a new law
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and it is so important strategically and what senator kerry said was this, pakistan needs to decide what sort of country it wants to be, whether it wants to be a democracy or a country a haven for terrorists. to get this relationship back on track he was looking for concrete measures. one of these measures is the return of this helicopter that was downed during the osama bin laden raid. you might recall there was some correlation a little earlier perhaps the pakistanis may allow the chinese, of course a long-standing ally of pakistan, to look at this chopper, but now it appears kerry has won this concession and it is going to be sent back to the united states. we have not had confirmation that has happened. if and when it does it will be a step in the right direction as far as trying to right this relationship goes. >> all right. stan grant, thank you. air strikes light up the night sky over tripoli. new video of what the libyan government is calling the aftermath of an attack by nato war planes. the government's anti-corruption
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headquarters burned, so did a building that housed the head of tripoli's police force. a crowd gathered on the street afterward, young men carrying portraits of moammar gadhafi and chanting support for the libyan leader. there is no word on casualties. nato meantime has yet to confirm that air strike. he's the banker of last resort to the world. this is the bank, the imf, that bales out the country's poorest countries when there's a crisis. the guy who runs it, dominique strauss-kahn, he sits in a new york jail cell accused of sexual assault. a judge refused to grant bail for strauss-kahn, saying he was a flight risk. he allegedly forced himself on a hotel maid. prosecutors say the victim picked him out of a police lineup. >> the defendant restrained a hotel employee inside of his room. he sexually assaulted her and attempted to forcibly rape her. when he was unsuccessful, he forced her to perform oral sex on him. he is presumed innocent and indeed this is a very defensible case. there are significant issues
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that we have already found simply with preliminary investigation that in our judgment makes it quite likely he might ultimately be exonerated. >> this alleged attack took place at strauss-kahn's $3,000 a night luxury suite at new york's sofitel hotel. >> that's a far cry from strauss-kahn's new digs at a new york's infamous rikers island jail. corrections officials say the 62-year-old imf chief has settled in at rikers. he's being held in an 11 by 13 foot cell, separated from the general population. he can go outside for an hour a day and he is allowed to watch television. defense attorneys say they'll appeal the no bail order for strauss-kahn. the imf chief was taken off an air france flight just moments before takeoff from kennedy airport. >> some of the investigators were saying in the nick of time and that they had no choice to do this. deb feyerick has more on the specially trained new york cops who took him into custody. some are asking was this overkill or just standard operating procedure.
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>> interesting question. think about how fast this went down. just hours from the moment of allegation, to his humiliating removal from the airplane. the rapid arrest of one of the most powerful men on the world stage has some people wondering, did police act too quickly, was there a rush to judgment? those familiar with the special victims unit, svu, say investigators did exactly what they were supposed to do. you have a hotel worker going up against one of the most powerful men, the head of the international monetary fund. what sort of evidence needed to be met for police to believe that something, in fact, did occur? >> that's a great question. obviously body fluids and where it is. if it's on the bed of the alleged offender, may not be terrifically significant. if it's on the clothing of the victim, and i don't know where it is, that's going to be awfully significant. most hotels in this day and age have cameras in corridors. is there tape of this woman leaving the room. what condition was she in, both in clothing disarray and
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emotional distress, what condition was he in when he left the room, if these things are filmed. >> will this lady have to testify? >> oh, yes. this case is entirely based on the testimony of the young lady who made the complaint. this case could not proceed without her. >> investigators and police went immediately to the airport to get him off the plane. is that an extraordinary measure? >> if the special victims unit detectives had probable cause, meaning a witness who they believed who told the truth, made an immediate outcry, found evidence to support it, which is not needed but icing on the cake, then they did the only thing that they could do which was to stop this man before he left the country. >> this young lady has to be terrified. >> this is what they're so good at. the detectives whose pictures i saw in the picture today, one of them i worked with for more than 20 years, he's not only a great detective, they're just the nicest guys in this business. they are chosen not only for skilled detective work but because they have a manner to
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handhold the scared witnesses through this process. >> now, mr. strauss-kahn's lawyer says forensic evidence will not be consistent with the forcible encounter and that's because even the presence of dna does not by definition establish force. mr. strauss-kahn's status, you know, think about it, he could have been president of france. clearly magnifies the seriousness of the allegations, even if he were to be exonerated as his lawyer believes, his reputation will never recover. >> innocent until proven guilty under the law but his reputation is something that is clearly -- this is as you pointed out before, a career low for him, no question. >> think about going from such a high to such a low. and also, in france, you have to take into account that, you know, people -- it's a different system. here there is this sort of rush to find out what happened, what did he do, what do the allegations say. the allegations are always really almost the worst case scenario, you can add more allegations on, but still, it's sort of peeling it back. that's what his lawyer was
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trying to do yesterday. he has a great lawyer, an expensive lawyer, but again, you know, it's just -- everybody has to take a little bit of a deep breath. >> deb feyerick, thanks. >> strauss-kahn will be back in a new york city courtroom on friday. coming up at 7:30 eastern we'll be talking with french tv reporter nathan king about the charges against dominique strauss-kahn and how this news is playing in france as we said, they take a very, very different view of these charges, of the perp walks and of what they fear, at least some fear, is a rush to judgment. >> all right. 11 minutes past the hour. a quick check of the morning's weather headlines. that means jacqui jeras in atlanta. good morning, jacqui. >> good morning, guys. the umbrella is going to be necessary not just today but through the middle to latter part of the week across the mid-atlantic and northeast. we have this area of low pressure that's going to sit here and spin for a couple days, bringing in some gusty winds and heavy showers. we're talking two to four inches easy and concerned about flooding in some of the smaller rivers and streams. in addition to coastal flooding
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when those winds push that water combined with high tides out of the coastal areas. we've got problems in terms of the roadways, it's going to be slow going for you and the airways having issues as well. laguardia, an hour delay. that's to arrive into laguardia airport. and philadelphia about 15 minutes. but we expect these to get lengthier throughout the day. we'll probably throw in boston and washington, d.c., as well. some of the thunderstorms could be severe later in the day. so keep that in mind as well. strong gusty winds in addition to some large hail could be a factor. isolated tornadoes possible. nation's midsection, high and dry. that's the good news here, is that very dry weather over the mississippi river valley, that continues to make its way downstream towards the gulf of mexico. no real rain in the forecast for a couple of days anyway. and check out the weather out west. that's mountain snow. pretty late in the season to be talking about two feet of snow in the sierra. yeah, two feet. ski resorts have to still be open, right, guys, don't you think? >> i guess so. >> probably time to --
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>> i'm more worried about skiing through water. water skiing is what i'm worried about, like in my basement. >> me too. >> not in your basement. >> oh, gosh. we're worried about flooding in jersey. >> not pretty. >> thanks, jacqui. still to come on "american morning," mississippi river shut down, thousands in harm's way, floodwaters fast approaching. this is a major artery in the united states and this bulge of water inundating homes and communities. we're going to have more on that from the front lines after the break. >> remember we told you about panera's pay what you want are restaurant. a year later how is business? 13 minutes past the hour. ♪
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16 minutes past the hour. welcome back to "american morning." floodwaters from the raging
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mississippi river are quickly closing in on louisiana this hour. the river is already swelling to six times its normal width in some places, and parts of rural louisiana are already under water. >> the coast guard is now closed a 15-mile stretch of the river near natchez, mississippi, and no word when it might reopen. it's a critical waterway for cargo vessels and right now they're not going anywhere. in louisiana the army corps of engineers have opened 11 gates in the morganza spillway. about 2500 people and 2,000 structures are directly in the path of the floodwaters. there is one hopeful development. the national weather service predicts the mississippi river will crest 2.5 feet lower than expected today in baton rouge. >> rob marciano is live in melville, louisiana, this morning, where people were ordered to leave their homes on sunday. so what is the situation right now? >> well, in the bigger cities, they're breathing easier. in baton rouge you mentioned the river expected to crest much, much lower now, the same in new orleans, because we've opened
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these floodgates and relieved the pressure downstream. but that means that the folks that live in this spillway or floodway are being flooded out slowly, but surely. as you mentioned here in melville, folks were told to leave their homes, at least if they're not in the protected area of the levee system, which is where we are right now. behind me is the atchafalaya river which is swollen beyond capacity, flooding out roads here across this part of the northern part of the floodway and all of this water still has yet to make it, really n full force down to the i-10 corridor and south below that through butte larose and in through morgan city proper. as you mentioned, the folks are evacuate trds their homes -- from their homes here, but a lot of them are telling us we're not going to leave wholeheartedly until the water really gets to where they are. they see it moving fairly slowly so they feel like they have some time to get out in earnest. they're kind of at a wait and see attitude, but moving their stuff out of harm's way in the
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meantime. as far as the river's cresting are concerned, a little bit more forecasting for you. new crest expected now in morgan city and butte larose, that's not going to happen until next week. so this water that's spilling ferociously out of the morganza spillway is going to take its sweet time as it spreads out across the atchafalaya basin. one other thing to note, to add levity to this, we found a woman yesterday selling t-shirts, 20 bucks a pop to raise some money for her and her neighbors to, you know, help ease the pain as they have to move out of their homes as the river rises. capitalism alive and well, but i want to be in that situation to sell t-shirts in preparation for potentially lose something of my belongings. back up to you. >> what a sad situation. all right, rob. thanks so much. coming up next on "american morning," find out which cell phone carriers are ranked the worst when it comes to satisfied customers. >> everyone here says mine. >> whatever your cell phone carrier is.
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28 minutes past the hour. donald trump taking himself out of the 2012 presidential race, making the announcement yesterday. >> after getting so many calls from bob and from steve and everybody, i've decided that we
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are going to continue onward with "celebrity apprentice," we're going to continue making lots and lots of money for charity. i will not be running for president as much as i'd like to. [ applause ] i want to thank everybody very much. thank you very much. >> joining me now live from washington, our senior political editor mark preston. the press has take an few lumps, people are saying you played into his hands. but i mean he sat there and said he was going to run over and over again or said he was at least strongly considering it. is this just the biggest publicity stunt ever for a reality show? >> you know, kiran, it was too delicious for us not to try to hang on every word that donald trump said. he just made great television. i think at the beginning, it was a stunt on his part and then after a while, when he saw his name rise in the polls i think he started to believe it himself. as he got pushed by nbc to make a decision about what to do with his show, and nbc had said that
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look, bottom line is, we're going to go on with the "celebrity apprentice" even if donald trump is not around, i think donald trump realized he had to get out. he is not leaving us, though, kiran. in fact, in his statement yesterday, not only did he say, he plans to continue to be in the middle of the debate, he also said that he is going to be pushing, you know, the politicians and candidates for office on some very big issues, including the us sustainable debt and lack of global competitiveness. the fact of the matter is, donald trump is still going to be playing some kind of part in this presidential race. >> it will be interesting, though, because he announced he's getting out, mike huckabee former arkansas governor is not going to run, who benefits the most from their exits? >> a great question this early in the race. let's look at this cnn/opinion research corporation poll taken a few weeks ago where they asked that question, bottom line looks like mitt romney would benefit the most. he is considered the front runner. with the fact that mike huckabee is out, and he is the republican
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who did pretty well back in 2008 and he is now a fox news contributor, with huckabee out he appealed to social conservatives, so who do those people go to? it looks like they would go to michelle bachmann, a congresswoman from minnesota. they could also go to hermann kaine, an atlanta businessman who will announce his run on saturday. of course rick santorum, a former pennsylvania senator. the social conservatives will be split up now, kiran. >> mark preston, to be continued. we'll see who does end up benefiting when the polls come out. very interesting to the guys that got attention, out of the race now. thanks so much. >> thanks. for all the latest political news head to our website cnn l cnnpolitics.c cnnpolitics.com. breaking news overnight, arnold schwarzenegger's stunning confessi confession, "the los angeles times" reports he admitted fathers a child with a household staff. he only told his wife maria shriver after he left office
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this year and that led to their split. pakistan now says it will return the top secret tail fragment of the helicopter left behind in that raid. senator john kerry made the announcement from pakistan, calling it step number one. he also said secretary of state clinton would visit the country. irish police defuse a bomb hours before queen elizabeth's history-making visit. irish authorities say it was on a private bus. another device it it turned out to be a fake. it's being described as an earthquake in french politics. dominique strauss-kahn, head of the powerful international monetary fund, and also a favorite to unseat nicolas sar quo zi as france's next president, in hot water today. >> that was all before strauss-kahn was arrested in new york city. the political aspirations clearly have changed. he's accused of raping a maid in his hotel suite. how is this playing out in france? nathan king correspondent for france 24. clearly the political establishment is in shock in france. >> disbelief. when they realized it happened,
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they had seen the pictures, all sorts reef actions from conspiracy theories to sympathy for strauss-kahn. >> sympathy? >> well, you know, those pictures we saw of him -- >> the perp walk. >> they don't do that in france. >> doesn't happen in france and they feel it happened so quickly. he was yanked off the plane, he was -- the special victims unit, and then caugin court the next . >> let's take the perp walk out of the equation. i understand france has a different cultural -- it's illegal to show pictures of somebody in handcuffs before they've been arrested. >> it is generally for the general population. with someone's stature like that, they tend to protect people in the elite. >> see, in america they say that's favoritism if you have the money and power you get special treatment into you understand the implications of trial by media. >> nothing more gal tare yan than the nypd perp walk, we have seen millionaires and sports figures, everyone. >> taking that out of the
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equation, what about what he stands accused of, attempting to rape a woman who accidentally came into his hotel room to clean it and saw him there. >> i think the french press know the difference here. they've long put up with affairs and not reported them. france had a child out of wedlock when he was president and no one reported it. the foreign minister had a relationship with a defense minister of syria and no one reported it. >> and this man also had an affair, right, that was public with somebody at the fund, right? >> imf, yes, back in 2007. and there are other allegations as well, coming out about potential attempted rape back in 2001. she had the allegation before, but now she might file a complaint. and also, we're hearing rumors, of course, that there may be other cases here. so -- >> this has moved beyond the dsk, the seducer, into something criminal -- >> the great seducer he's called. it's kind of funny. during the clinton/lewinsky case, it shows he can lead the country, he's strong, complete different reaction to over here.
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so i think you're right, there's this dividing line because of the criminal complaint. but still, they do feel that he hasn't been given a chance to show the defense. we've got a grand jury and then potentially we could be going to trial on friday. this just doesn't happen in france. also on the internet and twitter that he's already guilty. >> and that, of course, the flip side of that, is people say what choice did u.s. authorities have, look at the roman polanski case. there are not extradition agreements on sex crimes and so this guy clearly has the means, he could go to france and we would never see him again. >> that's the very american perspective. >> sure is. >> that is the perspective in france and there is a real feeling there is a rush to jus dishere. >> it is -- >> a rush to justice. >> we called it an earthquake when we led up to, but seriously, what -- this man's stature in the international banking community, in french politics, in terms of countries that are in big trouble and need
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to go to the world for last-minute financing, you can't overstate how important he is. >> yeah. can i make a parallel. >> please. >> try to make a parallel. if john edwards had won the nomination for the democratic party to run for president and then find out everything we know now and add a criminal element to it. you get how big that is. >> it's interesting. where today we're talking about the news out of the "l.a. times" that arnold schwarzenegger admitted fathering a love child. this is assuming it's outrageous -- >> that's french and not french at the same time. he kept it secret ten years. the fact that he said i hurt everyone, that's not french. when asked about his love child, he said, yes, of course, but it's my private life. >> it's fascinating, the cultural difference is fascinating. how does the story play out going forward in france. in brussels where there's a meeting about what to do with the debt crisis some of the ministers say they feel like he's being treated unfairly, how does this move on from here in
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the european per sbektive? >> i think it depends on the grand jury. grand juries generally follow prosecutorial advice and we have a trial. if he got another bail hearing and was released on bail, electronic tag or something like that in new york, there would be more sympathy. if he's going to spend months in rikers and we get the photo leak to the press of this disheveled looking gallic bernie madoff someone wrote in the press -- >> can you imagine aspirations from the palace to rikers island -- >> you couldn't make it up, could you? it's one the of the most stunning places. rikers island isn't, is it? >> it is not. >> nathan king, i'm sure we'll be talking to you over the days -- thank you. new this morning, something many in ireland believed would never happen, queen elizabeth arriving in dublin just about a half hour ago. here are biktss of her stepping off her plane. looks like she's wearing a beautiful irish green. it's the first state visit by a
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sitting british monarch since king george v100 years ago. to live pictures, she's making symbolic trips. a meeting and tree planting ceremony with ireland's president. still ahead on "american morning," governor scott waushg of wisconsin joins us live. he took on the unions but did he create more jobs? he's going to be joining us from milwaukee in a few moments. arnold schwarzenegger's confession, the former governor telling "the los angeles times" he fathered a child out of wed locke more than ten years ago with a member of his household staff. we want to know if a politician's private transgressions matter to their public life. tell wlaus you think. you can e-mail us, tweet us, go to our blog, and find us on facebook. we'll be reading your comments in ability ten minutes. ♪ you love money
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41 minutes past the hour. welcome back to "american morning." cnn's been taking a critical
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look at the job crisis. it's something we're focusing on all this week with an in depth series "america's job hunt". >> few states, if any, felt the recession more than michigan. now a new report finds it may finally be on the way up. an economist at the university of michigan predicts the state will add 60,000 jobs a year over the next three years. that would drop the state's unemployment rate to 9% by 2013. and gm will have a big part to play in any michigan comeback. this morning the company is announcing it's investigating $2 billion in plants across eight different states. gm saying it's confident in its cars and the economy right now and that the move will save or create 4,000 jobs. meanwhile, governor scott walker of wisconsin made national headlines earlier this year when he took aim at state workers collective bargaining rights in an effort to balance that state's budget. >> and now he's holding a special legislative session to make wisconsin a destination for jobs. joining is now from milwaukee is governor scott walker.
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thanks for being with us this morning, governor. >> good morning. my pleasure. >> so you're touting the job creation, 24,000 new jobs in the first three months and this includes more than 11,000 in the manufacturing sector. there's a look that your state unemployment is actually down since last year. what do you believe you're doing right in wisconsin? >> well, i think it's a series of things and contrast from other states. illinois since the beginning of year has raised taxes on corporations, they've got a higher effective tax rate than we do in wisconsin and raised taxes on individuals. we've lowered the tax, passed major tort reform to cut through the litigation cost, pushed major regulation reform to cut lieu the red tape, so that employers can put more of their money into putting workers to work and not into other government bureaucracies. all that i think is something that people are starting to take notice of. >> now the flip side of that is, your cuts. people have been extremely critical of your education cuts, $900 million in state funding for public schools.
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how do you respond to the criticism that you're pro business but on the backs of students, teachers and teacher unions? >> well the difference is, unlike nearly every other state, 44 have deficits, almost every state is cutting money to local governments, schools, the difference to what you talked about we you have set those redungions to aid and otherwise with savings we give them in terms of asking all of us, myself included, to pay a little more for pension, and a little more for health care. our total cuts are about $1.27 billion for schools and for local governments. our savings are about $1.44 billion. so as you can tell overall, the savings more than make up for the reductions of state aid. that's a good way to provide long-term sustainable growth and something even the bond rating agencies have taken note of. they recognize you have to make structural changes to improve the economy. >> any job creation you manage to sustain here, and again, some would say that it's just been too recent for this administration to take credit for all of the job creation, but
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any sustained job creation is that going to more than offset job cuts in the public sector because of cutbacks? >> well, again, in our case, the difference is unlike other states where they're talking about massive layoffs, we really essentially are protecting middle class jobs at the same time of protecting property taxpayers because we give the reductions and benefits -- >> middle class teachers would disagree. middle class teachers would disagree and say they're not being protected by the scott walker budget or administration. even this weekend there were more protests over the weekend with protesters saying the fight is not over and recent polling shows quite frankly that wisconsinites are divided on your plans for state workers. >> right. that's because the national union bosses have come in and poured millions of dollars here to try to make this an issue of workers rights when it's about protecting benefits and union dollarship, membership dollars they're looking at. that's what they want to protect. in the end what you're seeing is school district after school
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district that have used our reforms have been able to offset major reductions in staff and instead make savings when it comes to pension and health care, still at rates far below what middle-class taxpayers are paying in the state the good news we saw it yesterday in the wall street journal, a week ago in co magazine, where they surveyed cos across the country, wisconsin ranked 41st a year ago, to moving up 17 places to number 24. that's a sign that job creators are taking note and more jobs are in the future here. >> do you think other states -- tax cuts as a way for governors to create jobs, i mean that's an ideological stand no question, but do you think tax cuts are going to work to actually create jobs, especially when you're seeing the public sector potentially shedding jobs. how do you make sure one creates more than the other one loses? >> in our case putting more money in the hands of the people, the people of the state of wisconsin, has worked in the past, worked for tommy thompson, worked for ronald reagan
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nationally a generation ago, and in wisconsin. unlike other states making cuts, democrat and republican governors alike, instead of forcing cuts and layoffs of jobs, we actually ask a little more for pension, a little more for health care and we ultimate live give local school districts the tools to put the best and brightest in the classroom not to depend on seniority and union contracts but instead performance. >> i do want to ask about school districts. explain how this works. you talked about the nearly 9% cut to aid in schools, which i guess is a net of about $900 million in cuts, but then you're proposing school districts reduce their property tax authority, by an average of 550 per pupil. is that about right? >> well the two go hand in hand. the reason was we didn't want to do what other states were doing where they're reducing state aid and forcing local property taxpayers to pick up the tab. that doesn't help, you know, the senior couple on a fixed income, new family starting out with a kid. >> how can the kids not -- how can it not affect students in the actual classroom when talking about cutting and cutting and cutting? >> because the difference is,
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the cuts aren't made in the classroom. they're actually made in terms of what people pay for health care. health care we're asking them to pay a little bit over 12%. the average taxpayer in the middle class here in wisconsin pays about 20%. and when it comes to pension, we're asking them to pay half of the pension contribution, which again, is more than generous compared to what everybody else in the private sector is paying. those reductions are being made up for the savings we get in those areas. we're not forcing massive layoffs and not forcing massive cuts in the classroom. >> you did take on an early aggressive agenda and you could reap some consequences of that. they're talking about a recall election, possibly targeting you as well as other senators. was it all worth it politically? >> long-term, i don't worry about the next election. i worry about the next generation. we've seen for too many decades, republicans and democrats have pushed off tough decisions. the bills are due right now. we're going to pay them like families are doing across the state of wisconsin. when we do our children are going to be better off because they're not going to be faced with more dire consequences than
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what we're facing today. that's the long-term decision here. >> you have your hands full in your job. would you consider a senate run for wisconsin? >> no. i mean for me, i love being governor, i love helping to turn the state around. i have a goal of helping the people of the state create at least 250,000 jobs and we're going to get there over the next four years. >> we wish you luck. obviously many states want to turn things around. your state being one of them. thanks for joining us, governor scott walker. appreciate it. >> my pleasure. >> on air and on-line we're on that job hunt this week. talking to america's governors is one way. they're right there on the the front lines. check out all new cnnmoney.com for more on where the jobs are. we'll be back after a quick break. gear magazine's and with its virtualinstrument, sensuous leather interior and modern design, jaguar has once again raised the bar. learn more at jaguarperforms.com.
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welcome back. our top story this morning, the stunning secret kept by arnold schwarzenegger. he reportedly is admitting he fathered a child out of wedlock more than ten years ago with a member of his household staff. he kept this secret from his wife until he left office. that's when she moved out of their brentwood mansion. >> we want to know if a politician's private transgressions matter. amy writes. someone called lady big mac wrote. >> a few of our people that wrote in, rebecca mccade kavel
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wrote. >> miss sam adams says. >> actually, there are several that do. >> you will probably get a credit check also if you are going through that. >> at least there are a number of jobs with morals' clauses also. >> that's right. keep your comments coming. you can send us e-mail, a tweet. you can tell us on facebook. we will have more of your thoughts. we are just minutes away from something we will never see again in space flight. a live look, kennedy space center in florida. shuttle "endeavour" is now launch and nasa is now on deck for the last space shuttle mission for "atlantis."
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we are clearly supposed to have video for this. that's where the twin rocket boosters and external fuel tank. >> your description is worth 1,000 words. >> "atlantis" will launch in mid-july. >> a whole new look at yesterday's launch for "endeavour." a new jersey woman took this video with her iphone right out the window of her flight. you can see "endeavour." it has viewed almost 250,000 times. >> pretty cool. neat shot. nba star, grant hill, is here, in a new groundbreaking psa against gay bullying. it is 56 minutes past the hour. ♪ na, na...
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by a british monarch in 100 years. police already defusing one bomb on a bus on this "american morning." and, good morning to you. it is tuesday, may 17th. my first visit on the couch at 8:00 since i was off. >> we ran through it yesterday. it worked out just fine. so everything is safe here, thanks. >> we are glad that you are with us this morning. we woke up to some shocking news. >> that is right. it is a shocking confession by the former governor of california. the "los angeles times" is reporting that arnold schwarzenegger has confessed to fathering a child out of wedlock with a long-time member of his household staff. it happened over ten years ago. he didn't tell his wife until just a few months ago. >> casey live in los angeles, any more comments from the schwarzenegger camp about this? >> no, we haven't heard anything from the schwarzenegger's camp. since he left the governor's
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office, he has been busy making appearances and reportedly trying to revoif his movie career. the website has a picture of the former governor playing chess nd a caption, stay tune for my next move. hardly imagine he was referring to the report in the "los angeles times." before he ran for office, he fathered a child with a member of his household staff. according to a statement he made the paper. after leaving the governor's office, i told my wife about this event, with i occurred over a decade ago. i understand and deserve the feelings of anger and disappointment among my friends and family. there are no excuses. i take full responsibility for the hurt i have caused. i have apologized to maria, my children and my family. i am truly sorry. the "times" reports that she worked for the schwarzenegger's for 20 years before retiring in january. only a week ago, schwarzenegger and maria shriver announced they had separated after 25 years of
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marriage. schwarzenegger was elected california governor twice. he was so popular at one point, there was talk among some republicans of trying to change the constitution to allow a foreign born candidate to run for president. as the state's budget deficits grew, schwarzenegger's popularity declined. now, his reputation has taken another hit. christine, kiran? >> the other thing, in terms of how it worked in terms of this child, did the woman raise it as a single mother or was there any -- do we know any details about how this was able to be a secret for ten years? >> we don't know any details other than what the "los angeles times" is reporting, that is that schwarzenegger, according to them, has been providing financial support for this child. initially, when questioned by the "los angeles times" about this child, the woman said it was actually the offspring of her then husband. when they received the statement from governor schwarzenegger
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admitting patternity, the times called this woman back and she declined to comment further. >> maria shriver was on a youtube video and talking about transitions in life and asking for advice. her mother passed away, her father in the last year and a half and now this. you can only imagine it has been quite a trying time, the ending days of this governorship with what their family is going through. >> absolutely. she is no stranger to turmoil involving her marriage. back when he was running for governor, as i'm sure you will recall, there were more than a dozen women that came forward claiming that governor schwarzenegger groped then. at that time, candidate schwarzenegger said it was a dirty trick, if you will, by democrats, putting that information out right before the election. maria shriver, at that point, stood by her husband. clearly, a different story now. casey wian, thanks, casey. we want to know what you
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think. does a politician's private transgressions matter to their public life? >> e-mail us, give us a tweet or find us on facebook. we will read through some of your comments later. queen elizabeth, ii arrives in ireland, a bomb scare. irish authorities say they diffused one bomb on a bus and rushed to the scene to another suspicious device. this is a video of the queen arriving. >> the irish say there has never been a bigger security operation. zain verjee is live with all of the details. >> i would call that a kelly green on the queen. >> doesn't she look fabulous? she really does. that was not lost on anyone. this is such a historic moment for ireland, for britain. it really can't be overestimated. the last time a monarch was in the country was 100 years ago. her grandfather, george the v
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was there. that's when ireland was under british colonial rule. since then, so much bad blood when it was a colony and the british army was in northern ireland over the past few years since the northern ireland peace, things have been better. there are security fears on this trip. she is here for four days. there is something like 10,000 police and army. they spent $42 million for security. they have land, sea, and air patrols. they are worried about some of these dissident republican groups that are coming out with bomb threats and bombs that were fortunately, one was diffused today. >> you said there has been no change to her schedule. they are upping security and making sure she was safe. she is still doing what she was going to do. that's right. the schedule is still going on as planned. she is going to go visit some pretty historically significant sites, places that are so
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important to ireland, because these were the areas that are basically established in memory of the irish freedom fighters that fought the british for independence. so far, she is on track to do what was planned. >> zain verjee for us this morning, thanks so much. >> the president is going to ireland, i think, in a few weeks. the irish supporters of the president like to say the o, apostrophe, obama. six minutes past the hour. explosions ripping through tripoli overnight. the libyan government said that n nato air strikes targeted two of the buildings, a building used by the police force across the street. nato not confirming whether an air raid took place. no word on casualties. in libya, the international criminal court says it is investigating allegations that
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libyan security forces have been gang raping women at check points. >> they are rapes. the issue is, who? >> you believe it is institution. >> they were coming in some police barracks, where the policeman persecuted. what happened, there is some information of viagra. like a machete. it is a tool of massive rapes. >> using viagra as a tool of massive rapes. >> the best well-known rape, she burst into a hotel lobby telling journalists she had been taken to a checkpoint and raped by 15 men. >> she has since managed to escape. she got out and is trying to get asylum now. we are getting reports of gunfire being exchanged between
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nato forces and pakistani troops. a nato plane and helicopters apparently entered pakistan's air space this morning. two pakistani soldiers were reportedly wounded. it is not clear why the coalition aircraft were in pakistan. a nato spokeswoman telling cnn, we are aware of a cross-border incident and still assessing the situation. >> more on the degree of that stealth chopper in pakistan. pakistan says it will finally return the top secret tail section of the chopper. the handoff is expected to happen today. senator john kerry made that announcement from pakistan calling it step number one toward improving relations between the two countries. secretary of state clinton would be traveling to pakistan soon. there were course that the chinese would want to get ahold of this technology. although, some would say maybe with two weeks having passed, perhaps a lot of people have already seen that. >> it is the tail. they were able to destroy the rest of it, the tail is still out there.
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mostly, it is coming back. behind bars and without bail a new york judge says that 62-year-old dominique strauss-kahn is a flight risk. he is being held at the reicher's island jail for allegedly trying to rape a hotel maid. he is separated from the general public. a far cry from the hotel suite where they say the assault took place. >> he restrained a hotel employee, sexually assaulted her and attempted to forcibly rape her. he forced her to perform oral sex on him. there are significant issues that we have already found simply with preliminary investigation. in our judgment, it makes it quite likely that he might be
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exonerated. straus-kahn was arrested on a plane moments before it was to take off. what happens on a plane, the svu, you have probably seen this. deb feyerick talks about the former head of sve and how this works. also, a 15-mile stretch of the mississippi river now delayered off limits. now, some families are looking to make money fast before they have to get out of town as well. we are going to check in with rob marciano. the houston astros highlight of the year. epic video as a fan runs on to the field and jumps three fences to evade the cops. i promise you, we will show you this video right after the break. it is ten minutes aft hour. ♪ building up our wireless network all across america. we're adding new cell sites... increasing network capacity, and investing billions of dollars to improve your wireless network experience. from a single phone call to the most advanced data download,
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13 minutes past the hour. thousands of people in alberta, canada, are waiting to find out if their homes burned to the ground. month are than 7,000 were forced to get out of the area known as slave lake area. wide fires have already burned a lot of the northern alberta town. the firefighters thought they
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could get them under control but because of high winds kicking up, they haven't let up since. >> remarkable pictures. 15 miles of the mississippi river in this country remains shut down as floodwaters rapidly clothes in on louisiana. the river swelling to six times its normal width in some places. parts of rural louisiana are already under water right now. >> the coast guard has closed a 15-mile stretch of the river near natchez, mississippi. a critical waterway for cargo vessels. right now, they are not going anywhere. rob marciano is live in melville, louisiana, where residents were ordered to evacuate. >> reporter: the gate is now open in the morganza spillway. it has alleviated some pressure in the larger cities, certainly happy about that, breathing a sigh of relief. those folks, a lot of people that are being sacrificed in the spillway, in the floodway, where inside the protected levees of
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millville, the atchafalaya river, which is much larger than it would normally be, swelling since we got here last night. this is a wide river base, a wide area where all this water can go. it is taking its time getting downstream towards i-10, butte larose and morgan city. butte larose probably won't crest for another week. significant delays in the water getting down because there is so much of it and it is so wide. we spoke to a number of people yesterday. a lot of them are taking the, well, we will wait until it gets here attitude. they are moving out. they are moving their stuff into safer ground. as far as them moving out full-time, that quite hasn't happened yet. some folks are taking the entrepreneurial spirit out and trying to raise some money in some unique ways.
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>> we are doing t-shirts and everybody is evacuating. we are not leaving until you see the water coming. >> reporter: there you go. in the meantime, selling t-shirts, almost sold 200 of them at $20 a pop. raising money for her and her neighbors and family for when they have to move out and potentially lose some stuff. for every person that doesn't have flood insurance, there is folks that are trying to make money in other ways there, guys. water pouring out of that morganza spillway. they haven't opened the floodgates since 1973. that is the flood of record for folks who live in melville proper. they are hoping the water doesn't rise as much as it did then. i think one of the things that may help is that we had a pretty dry spring. we are way below average as far as rainfall since the beginning
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of the year. some of this water that's pouring out of this spillway, a small percentage of it, we will take every little bit of help we can get. some of that is being absorbed by this dry land. that's not going to be the source for all optimism over the next couple of weeks, especially as we move this water downstream toward the gulf of mexico. it will take several weeks to do that. >> i just cannot get over those pictures, rob, of that water coming out of the floodgates. you no he that water is headed to someone's basement, to someone's street, to someone's school. really dramatic story unfolding. rob marciano, thanks. causing a buzz in the sports world, phoenix suns leading the way in gay acceptance. in addition to the ceo announcing he is gay. two players have recorded an anti-gay bullying ad. we are going to be joined by sun star grant hill. the secret arnold schwarzenegger kept for ten years. he admits he fathered a child with a household staffer and hid it as governor. coming up, dr. jeff gardere,
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the head of the international monetary fund, dominique strauss-kahn, is behind bars facing charges of attempted rape. he is sitting in an 11 bi13 jail cell in rikers island. the judge denied bail saying he was a flight risk. he is accused of trying to sexually assault a hotel maid. >> new york police arrested him while he was on board an air france flight. >> our deb feyerick has more on the specially trained cops who took him into custody and where the case goes from here. >> you also have to think about this in the context of what's going on in europe. they are facing the biggest financial crisis when it comes to the euro. the guy who knows the most about this, he is sitting in jail. the arrest of one of the most powerful men on the world stage has some people wondering, did police act too quickly.
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was there a rush to judgment? for those familiar with the special victims unit, the sbu, they said they did what they have to do. >> you have a hotel worker going up against one of the most powerful men, the head of the international monetary fund. what sort of evidence needed to be met for police to believe that something, in fact, did occur? >> that's a great question. obviously, body fluids and where it is. if it is on the bed of the alleged offender, it may not be too significant. if it is on the clothing of the victim and i don't know where it is, that's going to be awfully significant. most hotels in this day and age have cameras in corridors. is there tape of this woman leaving the room? what condition was she in, both in clothing disarray and emotional distress? what condition was he in when he left the room, if these things are filmed. >> will this lady have to testify? >> oh, yes. this case is entirely based on the testimony of the young lady
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who made the complaint. this case could not proceed without her. >> investigators and police went immediately to the airport to get him off the plane. is that an extraordinary measure? >> it is a special vic stims unit detectives had probably cause, meaning a witness that they believe told the truth, made an immediate outcry, evidence to support it, not needed but icing on the cake, then they did the only thing they could do, which was to stop this man before he left the country. >> this young lady has to be terrified. >> this is what they are so good the a. the detectives whose pictures i saw in the paper today. one of them i worked with for more than 20 years. he is not only a great detective but they are the nicest guys in the business. they are chosen for not only skilled detective work but because they have the manner to handhand scared witnesses through this process. >> mr. strauss-kahn's lawyer says forensic evidence which not be consistent with a fosrceable
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encounter. his status, he could have been president of france, clearly magnifies the seriousness of these allegations. even if he were to be exonerated as his lawyer says he might, his reputation certainly is never, never going to be recover. really, when you look at what's going on in europe, right now, i am at a little bit adraft. he is the one that is supposed to be negotiating the waters between greece and portugal. >> right now, in brussels this is going on. they had to put the deputy there into speeches that he were to be giving. whenever the imf comes up, this is the first thing people are talking about. >> back to the defense, saying that the dna doesn't indicate force. are they going to -- is this sort of the glimmer into the argument, perhaps they are going to say this was a consensual encounter? >> some are interpreting it at that. does that mean that there was an encounter? if there wassen an encounter.
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you have to wonder with so much at stake why something like this happened 30 minutes before he was supposed to be meeting with his daughter. i want to stress allegedly. there has been a little bit of a rush to judgment on our part sort of framing this. nobody can understand it, because it doesn't make sense. >> it is true. you are innocent until proven guilty in this country. in france, you would never see a perp walk. the french are upset about this. this story continues. thanks, deb feyerick. top stories, irish police are chasing down bomb threats as queen elizabeth arrives for a mystery-making visit. irish authorities say they defused one bomb on a bus. another device turned out to be a fake. pakistan will return the tail segment of a u.s. stealth helicopter that crashed during the raid on bin laden's compound. the exchange is expected to happen today. the "l.a. times" reports arnold schwarzenegger has being keeping an explosive secret, he
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fathered a child with a member of his household staff. that's why his wife, mar shriver, moved out hf his mansion. >> let's bring in dr. jeff gar dea gardeer. >> do the private transgressions matter to the public life? >> absolutely. they are out there working for the public, working for their country. therefore, they have a responsibility not just politically but ethically. people don't operate in a vacuum. you have to have your standards in both places, public life and political life. >> i mean, in certain areas, in certain military jobs an certain intelligence jobs, the fear that
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you could be a liability because you have something to hide is also something to take into consideration. >> absolutely. >> if you are trying to hide a ten-year secret of a love child, where can you be, i guess, convinced. >> you are at risk for being blackmailed. there are other people of power that could use this against you. let's look at the issue of thinking about consequences. it is bad enough with joe shmoe down the block to have an affair. when you have so much politically to do something like that, it speaks loudly as to a lack of impulse control. >> this was a member of the household staff, ten years ago now coming to light after he has left the governorship. what kind of betrayal is this compared to the garden variety affair? this is an affair. there was a child. he has been supporting this other family for ten years. his wife didn't know about it. it was a member, somebody known to both of them. >> you said it.
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there is an affair, which is bad enough and then there is an affair which is absolutely horrible. so this is not just a betrayal. this is about rage, anger, gran deoscity that you would think. >> grandiosity? >> that you could get away with this behavior and portray yourself to the public as being this very honest individual, where you have been very dishonest in your private life. this is something that is heinous. let's be real about that. she knew who this person is. that is the ultimate betrayal. >> i thought you meant she knew who her husband was. >> i think she knew who her husband was. he had a history of groping and being around women and not controlling himself. >> he admitted to that during the campaign. yes, things got i forgot the way he put it.
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rowdy, i think he said. >> she has been this long-suffering wife for a while. at what point is the onus on you, not to blame the victim in any way. when she announced she was leaving after all this time, people are going, why, why would she leave? what's going on? at what point does, as the spouse, do you also sort of have to take ownership of your life? >> maria shriver is a very intelligent person. >> strong woman, wonderful role model. >> but she is a human being. as human beings in our relationships, we tend to think we can control the other person or cure them or we believe as time goes on, because of love, because of responsibility, they will become much more mature. arnold schwarzenegger is not that young guy that we saw in terminator 1. this is a very mature individual. you would think with the amount of responsibility he now has he would control more of the imp
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impulses. >> is something like this survivable for a marriage? >> i don't this it is survivable. when you are having an affair, maybe it is survivable. we learn what is going on and people take responsibility. >> when you are having an affair with someone who is known to the other spouse, when you are having an affair with someone who is your employee, that is the ultimate betrayal. we are talking about a love child coming out of this. i don't think there is any way she is going to survive it. she has a responsibility to other women. i would believe, especially being that famous, coming from that famous family, to say, arnold, we are not going to let you get away with this behavior, i'm out of there. >> i don't think there is any way they will come back together. >> he said in his statement his family was upset and rightfully so. dr. jeff gardere, clinical psychologist. great to see you. it is our question of the day. >> do a politician's private transgressions matter in their public life? >> horse fly says.
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>> that's what dr. gar deer was saying. >> brian writes. >> sam newman writes, i personally do not care. >> mario dewayne writes. >> we are not going to bridge any gaps. people believe yes or no. phoenix suns star player, grant hill, is going to stop by and talk about an important new psa he has put his reputation and passion behind. there he is. >> walking in right now. buildins network all across america. we're adding new cell sites... increasing network capacity,
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seven weeks after a san francisco giants fan suffered a traumatic brain injury in a brutal attack outside dodgers stadium, the lapd is expected to hoemd a news conference with new details about persons of interest in this case. that attack happened in the parking lot on opening day. the victim, brian stow, remains unconscious and in critical condition. the 42-year-old paramedic, father of two, was taken out of a medically-induced coma and taken to a hospital near his home. he stunned the sporting world by announcing that he is gay. now, rick welch, president of the nba phoenix suns says he is shocked by the support he is
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getting, hundreds of positive e-mails and voice mail messages since revealing his homo sex uality yesterday. >> this comes as grant hill and jared dudley comes with a public service announcement. >> your moves your just gay. >> using gay to mean dumb or stupid, not cool. >> not cool. >> not in my house, not anywhere. >> it is not creative. it is offensive to the people. >> the psa is part of the think before you speak. grant hill is here to tell us more. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> it takes on a whole new meaning when you have kids. all three of us have kids. words really do have an impact. they can be used to remember ha. why did you want to be part of this public service announcement and the whole campaign in general? >> well, i mean, i was asked by the nba. of course, i appreciate the nba.
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they are always coming up with programs and initiatives that are really important, sending messages to children and families. i felt like it was wrong. we are in 2011. we need to understand, as you said earlier, that words do have meanings. as a parent and seeing how sometimes kids can be cruel to one another you want to try to teach your children to do the right thing. so, you know, the words and how you say them mean a lot. i thought it was important. it is like we are not -- this is 2011. we need to wake up. we need to realize we have differences and respect those differences. >> why are people still using those words to mean stupid or dumb? why does that still persist? >> you would never say that if front of your teacher or you would get in trouble. >> i ask myself that all the time. why as children, why as adults. >> when you hear adults,
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especially adults that are role models using these words, it is shocking. >> it is shocking. i think it is an opportunity to send the right mess nlg a, age, emphasize to younger people and older people that words have meanings. it is a sad state of affairs that with all we have gone through as a country, we are still having to do this but it is important and necessary. >> we seem to be making advances towards accepting this. it would be unheard of for the president of the nba to come out and say he is homosexual. in pro sports, there seems to be a tad bit of homo phobia. >> it is considered manly, to go out and compete and the idea of
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homosexuality is not accepted. >> i played basketball and football but in those two sports, you don't really see it or it is taboo. you have to recognize that there are people who are involved, either as players, john amichi, who came out years ago, former nba bath player or executives, people around the game that were. when i saw rick, i didn't know he was coming out with this article. i read it sunday in "the new york times." it was really sad he has been living with this for so long. it also has to be liberating he is finally able to share with the world and tell everybody and get that sort of monkey off his back. i was happy for him. >> the psa shows a playground. be honest, do you hear this on the court when you are really intense and everyone is into it,
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do you hear guys get into it? >> not lyle. the whole idea of trash talking is overblown. you do hear it in society, from fans, on the street, you hear it here and there. i think maybe now i'm more sensitive to it, because i do have children. you are always trying to send the right message or always aware of things. >> they have to only hear something once and they will repeat it. that's the other thing about little kids, they don't forget. >> they hold you in account. they repeat and follow you and you are their examples and you try to set a good example for them. >> the real grant hill 33 is your twitter handle at granthill33. people actually wrote rude stuff and you tweeted it to say, this is why my psa was necessary. i love you, man, that thing was gay, though. there have been others that have tweeted back saying, cut it out. tweeting support for this. that goes to show you even when
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you try to do a good thing with this psa, people are going to respond in a juvenile, hateful way. first of all, i had a number of great responses, 50 to 100. there were a few twitter bad apples. i just figure it was sort of neat to expose that ignorance and hopefully make people realize that this was necessary. so it is unfortunate. as a professional athlete, you are used to being called names and written about and being evaluated on a daily basis. this is a bigger issue and a bigger concern. so, yeah, it was important to show that, to show that this whole ad campaign, even in the world of twitter, is extremely necessary. >> grant hill. >> 16 seasons for him. >> are you playing next year? >> unless you know something i don't know. >> we are rooting for you, cheering you on. >> you are right, insults are never creative. if you are looking for a creative response, grant hill,
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thanks for being with us. the video you must see today. one of the most bizarre ballpark chases we have ever seen. check this out. >> yeah! >> in houston, he scales the wall in a single leap. he hops over another higher wall to the grass above. >> he is a good athlete. you might want to recruit him. he got out. who knows what was waiting on the other side of the arch for him. security, come with me, buddy. >> pretty cool. >> that is cool. >> espn reports that he was arrested outside the stadium. >> he couldn't run forever, could he?
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>> we are going to take a quick break. we will be right back. it is now 47 minutes after the hour.
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arnold schwarzenegger admits he fathered a child out of wedlock with a former house member ten years ago. he didn't tell his wife until earlier this year. you may remember they announced their split a few weeks ago. >> international monetary fund chief, dominique strauss-kahn waking up in a jail cell at rikers island. the new york judge refused to grand bail saying that strauss-kahn was a flight risk after his arrest for the
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attempted arrest of a maid in a luxury new york hotel. irish police defused abomb ahead of queen elizabeth's historic visit. the first visit by a british monarch in 100 years. pakistan agreeing to return the breck wreckage of the american stealth chopper that crashed during the raid of osama bin laden compound. the dow and futures down slightly after the governor records the construction of new u.s. homes fell in april. american morning back after a quick break. ♪ [ male announcer ] you've reached the age where you don't back down from a challenge.
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we just shovel it in. getting treatment for a mother with depression can have long-term benefits for the child? when mother's depression is successfully treated, children get progressively better too. the faster she responds to treatment, the faster her children do. children of depressed mothers are more likely to be anxious, irritable and disruptive. one in eight women suffers from depression. it is higher on the child rearing and bearing ages. >> it is interesting, because you hear that the parent sets the tone. if the mother is left untreated for her depression, it makes sense. the buzz building that france's first lady, carla bruni car soky m sarkozy. >> he said, i am sure it will be a girl and beautiful like carla.
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>> they normally don't report on it. >> here, every single glossy says, god forbid you ate pie and you are pregnant. this month's kentucky derby, the trainer of mucho macho had the second best finish for a female trainer. >> remarkable to hear what she had overcome to get there. kathy ritbo's heart was racing during the kentucky derby. not her heart but the one she received in a transplant two years ago. she made it to her first run for the roses as the trainer of mucho macho man. it was she, not the horse, that was the long shot in this race. >> it would take forever to get over my colds. any time i got sick, it seemed like i had to go to the doctors. it just seemed like my system was always weak. >> diagnosed with cardio myopathy, inflammation of the heart muscle, she had to stop
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training horses for nearly six years as her condition deteriorated. >> tiredness. i was sick to my stomach, everything hurt. my feet hurt. my head hurt. i was miserable. i was miserable to be around. >> there was no rest in sleep. >> i would sleep mostly with my knees on the floor leaning over the bed just because it was too uncomfortable to lay flat. i would cough too much, because my heart was not good at all. >> she watched the 2008 kentucky derby from her hospital bed waiting for a heart transplant. it took nearly seven months, one more of which her doctors didn't think she would survive. >> it was such a poor quality of life i was living. i wanted to stop doing what i was doing to my family. either, you know, have i achance of living a good life or stop it. >> she left the hospital seven days after her transplant and returned to work six months later. she says while she is extra
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